People in the News
March 16, 2017
• Central Valley high-tech startup names COO
• Water board appointments made
• And more….
• John Stone
has joined Fantag, a Sacramento-based mobile video technology company, as its chief operating officer.
During his high-tech industry career, Mr. Stone served as a vice president at Apple, reporting directly to then-COO Tim Cook (now CEO of Apple), after the company acquired PowerSchool, a startup Mr. Stone co-founded in 1999 and that today serves 100 million users in 70 countries.
At Fantag, he will help operationalize the company's business development activity and position Fantag for future strategic partnerships.
While at Bain & Company, he consulted Nike and the NFL regarding their internet strategies. More recently, he advised the NBA's Sacramento Kings on their opportunity to redesign the live sports and entertainment experience in the team's new home at Golden 1 Center, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility.
• Jenifer Gee has joined the Sacramento officers of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard as an associate attorney.
In her new post, Ms. Gee represents public and private sector clients in the areas of natural resources and water law. She focuses on regulatory compliance, water rights, water quality, administrative law and land-use matters.
• Tam Doduc, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Ms. Doduc served in several positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2000 to 2005, including deputy secretary for environmental quality. She was an air resources engineer at the California Air Resources Board from 1997 to 2000 and served as special assistant to the secretary at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1995 to 1997 and from 1993 to 1994.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $142,095. Ms. Doduc is a Democrat.
• Joaquin Esquivel, 34, of La Quinta, has been appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board. Mr. Esquivel has served as assistant secretary for federal water policy at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2015. He served in several positions in the Office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer from 2007 to 2015, including research assistant, legislative aide and legislative assistant for water and agriculture issues, and director of information and technology.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $142,095. Mr. Esquivel is a Democrat.
• Teresa Bui, 30, of Sacramento, has been appointed special advisor to the director at the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery. Ms. Bui has been a legislative and policy analyst at Californians Against Waste since 2008. She was a greenhouse gas assessment consultant for the city of Davis from 2008 to 2014 and a student assistant in the Division of Financial Assistance at the State Water Resources Control Board from 2005 to 2007.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $85,008. Ms. Bui is a Democrat.
• June Iljana, 45, of Rancho Cordova, has been appointed deputy secretary for communications at the California Department of Veterans Affairs, where she has served as an information officer since 2016.
She was grant coordinator at the California Emergency Medical Services Authority from 2015 to 2016, where she was deputy director of emergency medical services policy, legislation and external affairs from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Iljana was executive director at the California Ambulance Association from 2013 to 2014, assistant associate secretary for external affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency from 2007 to 2009 and print and electronic communication manager at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in 2007.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $113,532. Ms. Iljana is registered without party preference.
• Thomas Stewart, 70, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the Dental Board of California, where he has served since 2013. Mr. Stewart has been a dentist in private practice since 1976. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1978 to 1997 and in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps from 1972 to 1976.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mr. Stewart is a Republican.
• Kathryn Ellen Doi, 57, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California New Motor Vehicle Board, where she has served since 2013. Ms. Doi has been a partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP since 2014. She was a partner at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP from 2008 to 2014, where she was senior counsel from 2007 to 2008. Doi was an associate at Greenberg Traurig LLP from 2005 to 2007 and senior counsel at Livingston and Mattesich from 2004 to 2005.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ms. Doi is a Democrat.